When using the microwave, is your food getting too dry or being burnt? Well, if they are, the probability of the need for a microwave cover is higher. Microwave food covers have become an integral part of your kitchen and are very important for food nutrition being maintained. The other purpose of a food cover is to reduce the amount of splatter inside the microwave as the food dish is cooked.
While cooking, a microwave cover ensures the food dish does not lose moisture and becomes over-dried when microwaved. With uneven heat distribution, some food can be too hot in some spots and too cold in other spots. While reheated food loses flavours, ensure that you are using a microwave food cover. Don’t let your food dishes go to waste or lose their food flavours. Interested? Since there are many choices to pick up, we reviewed the five best microwave cookers for your benefit. Do take a few minutes to read our in-depth reviews and find one that’s best suited for your needs.
Best Microwave Covers
|Image||Best Microwave Covers||Rating|
|1. Tovolo Vented Collapsible Microwave Cover||99%|
|2. ROSERAIN Microwave Cover for Food with Steam Vents||96%|
|3. Nordic Ware Deluxe Plate Cover||92%|
|4. Nobranded Heat Resistant Microwave Cover||89%|
|5. Horsky's Microwave Plate Guard Lid With Steam Vent||85%|
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Here are our best microwave covers’ reviews:
Save yourself the rigorous chore of cleaning your microwave from inside daily. With the Tovolo vented collapsible microwave cover, life is easy. The cover protects your food from splattering inside the microwave. As the food retains the moisture, it is evenly cooked and remains moist as much as the microwave rays allow it.
To expand the microwave cover, hook up your finger into the handle and pull upwards. When opened to a maximum, it has a height of three inches, covering the tallest of your food dish. This collapsible design allows you to adjust the height to the cover’s pre-set levels, depending upon the food dish on your plate.
This microwave cover is collapsible to help you save storage space in your kitchen cabinets. When collapsed completely, the height is a mere 0.75 inches for easy storage.
These microwave covers can also be used as a multi-purpose cover for bowls stored in the refrigerator or deep freezers.
Made from BPA-free silicone and plastic, the Tovolo microwave cover is durable. It has perforated lids that allow steam to be released. This allows for an even airflow to prevent any condensation from forming.
The easy-grip handle on top makes it convenient to open or collapse and handle the cover when food is cooked. It has a diameter of ten and a half inches that covers the size of most dinner plates.
Why do we like it?
- The design makes storage easy
- BPA free silicone
A must-have in your kitchen, this microwave cover has steam vents. Steam vents allow for any steam to pass through, avoiding forming any pressure just like in a pressure cooker. Manufactured by Roserain, it prevents any food splatters, contains the steam inside the cover, thereby retaining moisture which in turn keeps the food moist; the heat from microwave rays does not make the food too dry that it becomes unpalatable.
It has a diameter of 11.8 inches and can cover most large dinner plates, small bowls, and more comfortably. It has a height of 3.34 inches. While it is dishwasher safe, you can also wash it by hand in a warm soapy solution. This increases its durability.
The only caution that the manufacturers have given is not to use this cover in the microwave for more than ten minutes. Do read the instruction manual for more details before use.
We recommend that you use cooking/oven mitts while handling hot appliances.
Why do we like it?
- Versatile for various sized plates (up to 11.5 inches)
- Has steam vents
This Nordic ware deluxe plate cover protects against food splatter while cooking. It also keeps the food warm after it is cooked. One must remember that this is not made from an insulated material and hence the food can be kept warm only for so long.
The cover has an interior diameter of 10.25 inches, while the exterior is eleven inches. Your food is BPA and melamine safe with this plastic cover. It is not recommended to keep this cover on items that are being broiled or on stovetop burners; it is only for items that are being microwaved. The heat from a gas or induction or other cooktops can deform/warp this plastic plate cover. You can see the food being cooked/reheated with this see-through plastic cover.
The product specifications say it is top-rack dishwasher safe. However, many users found it helpful to wash it by hand for increased durability.
Why do we like it?
- Made in the USA
- Large eleven inches exterior diameter
- Dishwasher safe
Stop using microwave plastic wraps to cover unfinished or uncooked dishes; they are non-recyclable and add to the environmental concerns. Now bring home this elegant set of five different heat-resistant microwave covers, with each one being of different sizes ranging from four inches to twelve inches.
Avoiding foods to splatter, they keep your microwave splatter-free and odor-free. Easy to clean by hand in a gentle warm soap water solution, they can easily be stored. They are multi-useable since they are not clipped onto any food bowl or plate.
Package includes one piece of five different sizes of 4”, 6”, 8”, 10 “and extra-large 12”. These five pieces of covers are safe for use in the fridge and deep freezers. They can easily withstand temperatures from -40o F to 500 o F.
Made in the USA, these silicone lids are food-grade material; they have no BPA, no odor.
Easily recyclable for use at home, they can cover a variety of food bowls and plates.
Why do we like it?
- Available in five different colors or a multi-color pack
- Available in five different sizes
- BPA free
One of the first of its kind, the Horsky’s microwave plate guard with magnetic strips can be used only in specific microwaves that allow the use of magnets. You can easily stick this plate cover to the top of the microwave, or to the side of the microwave (read instruction manual for more details). It protects your food from being splattered inside the microwave keeping it clean.
So as you relax, this product saves you time and effort in cleaning the microwave. The built-in steam vents are helpful to heat the food evenly, ensuring that the steam remains inside and does not escape. This steam keeps your food moist too, as long as it is present.
The food cover has a diameter of 11.8 inches and covers most dinner plates or bowls of smaller sizes. This plate cover is BPA safe and has magnets covered in a polymer cover.
Washing and cleaning are advised by gentle hand to wash in a soap water solution, while many prefer to put it through the dishwasher. Yes it is dishwasher safe.
The manufacturers do not recommend the use of this cover in the microwave for more than ten minutes. They also advise against the use of this cover in a convection microwave, conventional oven.
Why do we like it?
- Magnetic encase in polymer
- BPA free
- Easy to wash and store
Microwave Covers’ Buyer’s Guide
After you have read our in-depth reviews on the five best microwave covers, buying one should be easy. To add value, here are some essential factors that you must consider to ensure you get the best value for your money.
Most microwave covers are made from plastic, glass or ceramic too. Plastic is lightweight, economical, and can be used multiple times. Before purchase, ensure that the cover is BPA and toxin-free so that you get healthy food, and toxins don’t reach your food.
Covers made from glass are the safest to use. They do not have any chemicals in them except, of course, the handles may be made from plastic and/or rubber. Most handles today are being featured as cool-touch handles that don’t absorb heat. Ensure that the glass lid has minor holes on the top of the cover to let steam be released.
Some folks prefer to use the see-through/transparent covers to easily see when the food is cooked/ browning of the food/ or there is a change in color or texture of the food. Yet many others don’t have much of a preference. Opt for a microwave cover as per your need.
Check the size of the microwave covers against the size of the microwave glass turntable. You want to ensure that the size is compatible before you buy. Even if your microwave doesn’t have a turntable, size is relavtn so that the cover and the food dish can fit inside comfortably.
Most microwave covers you will find are round in shape. This is to facilitate the microwave movement when the food dish is placed on the glass turntable. A circular shape offers you more area than a rectangle or square-shaped food cover. Of course, it gets limited to the size of the microwave glass turntable. Ensure you have checked the size of your glass turntable before selecting a microwave cooker.
While most microwave covers offer you splatter-free cooking, some of these lids can be used as a cover to store items in the fridge or the freezer.
Vents: Vents are helpful to ensure that steam is released and can keep the food moist while being cooked. Else the lid itself will show symptoms of condensation.